When it comes to weird concepts for games, Super Mario plus Rabbids plus turn-based strategy is near the top of the pile. Thankfully, Nintendo are the tried and tested masters of making weird work; Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle proves it. The narrative setup for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is fairly simple, but wonderfully told. A Nintendo-obsessed inventor creates a set of goggles which can merge … Continue reading Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle – Review
'Walking simulator' games often get criticised for their lack of gameplay variety, but are equally praised for their ability to tell an emotional story. The Town Of Light is the pure distillation of these games; graphically beautiful, simple to play, with an utterly absorbing narrative. Above all else, The Town Of Light has two key … Continue reading A True Psychological Horror? The Town Of Light Review
If you were to come across Victor Vran: Overkill Edition on the storefront of your chosen gaming platform, you would be forgiven for thinking it was either a Diablo 3 clone or a doomed Motorhead cash-in. However, if you venture further in you will discover a game which has depth and, in parts, is some of the most … Continue reading Victor Vran: Overkill Edition – Worth A Loot?
Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King describes itself as a mixture of Legend Of Zelda and The Princess Bride. In fairness to the game, this is probably the most accurate short blurb ever written. Blossom Tales carefully, cleverly, manages to balance being an homage and it's own self. Indeed, these game could easily stand on it's own for the most part. Blossom Tales first … Continue reading Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King – Blooming Marvellous?
From the opening replica of the Blue Screen of Death, Mainlining's retro PC looks charm you with warm nostalgia. Beyond these happy feels though lies a narrative which is interesting enough to keep you engaged throughout your hacking adventures. Mainlining can be described as a point-and-click, hacking, espionage, narrative-driven adventure game. In truth, the game … Continue reading What if British Intelligence hired you? Mainlining is the answer.
I'll hold my hands up and admit it; I have pretty much ignored speed-run focused games. The concept of throw-away levels has always opposed my love for detail in games. HoPiKo, from Laser Dog Games, has managed to completely reverse my opinion on speed-running games and now I find myself sneaking the laptop away to have a 10 minute session.
Resident Evil 7 has been grabbing all the horror game attention recently, especially with the staggered release of gameplay videos. With all this headline grabbing PR, it would be easy for people to miss Yomawari: Night Alone (on PS Vita and PC) from NIS America and Nippon Ichi Software. This would be a real shame as this deceptively cute-looking game more than deserves our attention.